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About us
(Note: this team was formerly called "Kiva High School")

Kiva U Schools is an international network of students and their
respective chapters, unified by a belief that poverty can be alleviated and that
microfinance is an effective tool to achieve this end. Students organize chapters to join with like-minded students in their community and
around the country to raise money to battle poverty, not with sympathy, but with business transactions rooted in mutual dignity. Kiva U is guided by
these goals, which we affirm to be our mission:

• To inspire awareness of global issues, especially poverty and hunger;

• To bring together and subsequently organize students interested in fighting

• To encourage interest in microfinance as a tool to combat poverty;

• To raise money to invest in worthy entrepreneurs in developing states,
countering the predatory loaning practices so prevalent among the world's poorest regions;

• To develop in its members a sense of global responsibility;

• To enable others to become more aware of global issues such as poverty
and help them realize the power of microfinance;

• To establish a network of high school chapters around the country in which
this organization will be a central resource;

• To allow high school students to play a direct role in alleviating global
poverty through loans to entrepreneurs in the developing world.

Location: High Schools Across the United States      


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Team Activity

  • Arbnore
    Arbnore received a loan from Pres Microfinance Club to purchase new office inventory to make her office look more professional and more appealing to the customers.
    Pres Microfinance Club
  • Besnik
    Besnik received a loan from Benicia High SAGE to repair his transportation vehicle, which has broken down.
    Benicia High SAGE
  • Hoa
    Hoa received a loan from Chad to widen the fish cage culture model to improve her family’s living conditions and save money.
  • Pascaline
    Pascaline received a loan from Chad to purchase six piglets and 500 kg of feed.
  • Ameed
    Ameed received a loan from Chad to pay university education fees in order to graduate and get a better job .
    $2,475 to go
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  • Gertrude
    Gertrude received a loan from Chad to pay for one Fresh Life toilet.
  • Jane's Group
    Jane's Group received a loan from kenneth to purchase a solar light and gain access to cost-efficient hybrid seeds and fertilizer for maize cultivation.
  • Emy
    Emy received a loan from Chad to buy fertilizers and other farm supplies.

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Rankings In Schools Category

#9 for New Users (All Time)
#10 for Amount Loaned (This Month)